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Running Back, Minnesota Vikings

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Draft: 2007 Round 1 (7)
College: Oklahoma
Ht: 6’1”  Wt: 217 DOB: 1985-03-21 Age: 29
RB Rank Tier ADP-12
#2 1 1.04

Season Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G GS Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts FFPts/G
2007 MIN 14 9 238 1,341 5.6 12 28 19 268 14.1 1 238.9 17.1
2008 MIN 16 15 364 1,757 4.8 10 39 21 125 6.0 0 248.2 15.5
2009 MIN 16 15 315 1,389 4.4 18 57 43 436 10.1 0 290.5 18.2
2010 MIN 15 15 283 1,298 4.6 12 50 36 341 9.5 1 241.9 16.1
2011 MIN 12 12 209 973 4.7 12 23 18 139 7.7 1 189.2 15.8
2012 MIN 16 - 348 2,097 6.0 12 51 40 217 5.4 1 309.4 19.3
2013 MIN 14 - 279 1,266 4.5 10 40 29 171 5.9 1 209.7 15.0
2014 (Projected) MIN     297 1,426 4.8 11   41 276 6.7 1 242.2  

2014 Outlook
Depth Chart
Statistically speaking, 2013 was the second-worst year in Adrian Peterson's brilliant 7-year career. Coming off a mind-blowing 2,000-plus yard season in 2012, some slide was expected going into 2013. The falloff may have been steeper than some fantasy owners expected, as injuries bothered Peterson for a good part of the year, causing him to miss two starts and undergo offseason groin surgery. Hobbled, and again the only major threat on offense, he still managed to rip off 1,266 yards and 11 total touchdowns. Despite the mileage on his tires, Peterson still remains one of the few elite backs in the league capable of winning fantasy games by himself, even if he isn't the automatic first running back taken. One of the few dents in his armor (to go along with his ball security issues 31 career fumbles) is his role in the passing game. He had a career-high 43 catches for 436 yards in 2009 but has come nowhere near those numbers in two of the last three seasons. His underwhelming 5.5 yards-per-catch has put him well behind his elite peers. That may change drastically in 2014. With creative play-caller Norv Tuner now in the fold and back-up Toby Gerhart off to Jacksonville, expect Peterson to flirt with 40-plus catches once again as a true 3-down workhorse. With improved quarterback play and the continued development of second-year wide-out Cordarrelle Paterson, the offense should be more fluid and consistent, giving Peterson the running lanes to make big plays as a runner and receiver.

One final thing to consider if you have the enviable task of picking the first running back off the board; Peterson is coming off his third straight offseason surgery (ACL, sports hernia, groin). While he has proven to defy the physical limitations of mere mortals, father time still remains undefeated. Peterson is 29, with over 2,000 career carries, many of which have been of the minor car accident variety. The demise of Peterson is going to be swift and sudden, and it may be sooner rather than later. For owners who like to protect their investments with handcuffs, Peterson really doesn't have one. Jamaal Charles, Matt Forte, and to a lesser extent LeSean McCoy, all have back-ups to target as potentially valuable handcuffs. With Gerhart gone, only a raw third-round rookie and fringe roster runner back up Peterson.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 Adrian Peterson
RB2RB2 Matt Asiata
RB3RB3 Jerick McKinnon
RB4FB1 Jerome Felton
RB5RB4 Joe Banyard
Vikings Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
AP, Patterson eyeing new roles for Vikings
OC Norv Turner intent on utilizing unique weapons
By: Doug Orth | Thu Jul 17, 4:55 pm

Minnesota Vikings
Adrian Peterson has a new offensive coordinator (Norv Turner) who is intent on using him differently. Peterson will be more involved in the Vikings' passing game as Turner and Zimmer seek to convert some of his carries into receptions, giving him more room to work in the open field and making him less likely to take a pounding. Turner also has big plans for second-year WR Cordarrelle Patterson, who played mostly at split end last season. He moved to different spots during the Vikings' offseason program and Turner seems interested in getting the explosive receiver the ball as much as he can. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: Peterson is a solid bet to top his career high in receptions (43 in 2009) while critics of a potential Patterson breakout need only look what Turner did for another gifted "raw" receiver last year in Josh Gordon. The Vikings could be a sleeping giant in terms of fantasy-point production and Minnesota is a place where owners need to look as they attempt to find sneaky fantasy value this season.



2013 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts
1 at DET L 24-34 18 93 5.2 2 4 4 18 4.5 1 29.1
2 at CHI L 30-31 26 100 3.8 0 2 1 7 7.0 0 10.7
3 CLE L 27-31 25 88 3.5 1 6 6 27 4.5 0 17.5
4 PIT W 34-27 23 140 6.1 2 1 0 0 - 0 26.0
6 CAR L 10-35 10 62 6.2 0 4 3 21 7.0 0 8.3
7 at NYG L 7-23 13 28 2.2 0 4 2 28 14.0 0 5.6
8 GB L 31-44 13 60 4.6 1 3 3 23 7.7 0 14.3
9 at DAL L 23-27 25 140 5.6 1 3 3 37 12.3 0 23.7
10 WAS W 34-27 20 75 3.8 2 2 2 2 1.0 0 19.7
11 at SEA L 20-41 21 65 3.1 0 3 0 0 - 0 6.5
12 at GB T 26-26 32 146 4.6 1 1 1 2 2.0 0 20.8
13 CHI W 23-20 35 211 6.0 0 4 2 0 0.0 0 21.1
14 at BAL L 26-29 7 13 1.9 0 2 1 4 4.0 0 1.7
16 at CIN L 14-42 11 45 4.1 0 1 1 2 2.0 0 4.7

2012 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts
1 JAC W 26-23 17 84 4.9 2 1 1 3 3.0 0 20.7
2 at IND L 20-23 16 60 3.8 0 3 3 20 6.7 0 8.0
3 SF W 24-13 25 86 3.4 0 4 2 21 10.5 0 10.7
4 at DET W 20-13 21 102 4.9 0 4 4 20 5.0 0 12.2
5 TEN W 30-7 17 88 5.2 0 3 3 15 5.0 0 10.3
6 at WAS L 26-38 17 79 4.6 0 8 7 50 7.1 0 12.9
7 ARI W 21-14 23 153 6.7 1 4 2 6 3.0 0 21.9
8 TB L 17-36 15 123 8.2 1 1 1 4 4.0 0 18.7
9 at SEA L 20-30 17 182 10.7 2 4 3 11 3.7 0 31.3
10 DET W 34-24 27 171 6.3 1 4 3 5 1.7 0 23.6
12 at CHI L 10-28 18 108 6.0 0 7 6 30 5.0 0 13.8
13 at GB L 14-23 21 210 10.0 1 2 1 10 10.0 0 28.0
14 CHI W 21-14 31 154 5.0 2 2 2 16 8.0 0 29.0
15 at STL W 36-22 24 212 8.8 1 0 0 0 - 0 27.2
16 at HOU W 23-6 25 86 3.4 0 2 1 4 4.0 0 9.0
17 GB W 37-34 34 199 5.9 1 2 1 2 2.0 1 32.1
WC at GB L 10-24 22 99 4.5 0 3 1 8 8.0 0 10.7
WC = Wild-Card

2011 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts
1 at SD L 17-24 16 98 6.1 0 3 2 6 3.0 0 10.4
2 TB L 20-24 25 120 4.8 2 2 2 21 10.5 0 26.1
3 DET L 23-26 17 78 4.6 1 5 4 19 4.8 0 15.7
4 at KC L 17-22 23 80 3.5 0 1 1 3 3.0 0 8.3
5 ARI W 34-10 29 122 4.2 3 0 0 0 - 0 30.2
6 at CHI L 10-39 12 39 3.3 1 1 1 0 0.0 0 9.9
7 GB L 27-33 24 175 7.3 1 1 1 0 0.0 0 23.5
8 at CAR W 24-21 21 86 4.1 1 5 5 76 15.2 1 28.2
10 at GB L 7-45 14 51 3.6 1 1 0 0 - 0 11.1
11 OAK L 21-27 6 26 4.3 1 0 0 0 - 0 8.6
15 NO L 20-42 10 60 6.0 0 1 0 0 - 0 6.0
16 at WAS W 33-26 12 38 3.2 1 3 2 14 7.0 0 11.2

TD Distance
Rushing: 1, 9, 6, 4, 24, 14, 4, 1, 9, 3, 12, 1
Receiving: 19

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